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Ewu Alumni May Be Caught In A Sticker Situation

We’re not sure it really matters.

But we think all Eastern Washington University grads ought to put school stickers on their cars.

Sometimes it seems that we see more Western Washington University decals than EWU stickers.

An ego runs through it: A friend in Coeur d’Alene was wondering. What’s with upscale fly-fishing shops selling expensive cigars?

We’re not sure, but we suspect it has something to do with wanting real life to resemble the pages of certain glossy men’s magazines.

Ten things that would make Spokane more interesting:

1. More people making enough money to allow them to take overseas trips and then come back home and talk about something besides golf and water-skiing.

2. A high profile socialist or at least a few more people willing to challenge the expensive home/manicured lawn/sport-ute definition of individual worth.

3. A TV news anchor who doesn’t care if viewers think he or she is nice.

4. Less namecalling.

5. Greater awareness that innovative small businesses need more than pats on the back.

6. More rock, less talk.

7. A more French Revolution-like reaction from the North Side when the city does something smacking of special privileges for certain upscale South Hill neighborhoods.

8. More public-service TV commercials featuring that one woman from a local radio station.

9. A trap-door at the speaker’s podium in the City Council’s meeting room.

10. All-nude book groups.

One thing we will never understand: People living on busy streets who keep replacing outdoor pets that have become roadkill.

Zeptember: Time again for our annual end-of-August reminder.

Despite what lots of people around here seem to believe, September’s arrival doesn’t guarantee the onset of consistent autumn-like weather.

Six weeks: That’s how long we give the Lincoln Heights theaters’ experiment with art house movies.

Hope we’re wrong. (Always a strong possibility).

Warm-up questions: Can a person who faithfully read DC and Marvel comic books back in the ‘60s discuss superheroes with someone who grew up on ‘90s-style comic books? Who grew the best tomato you ever had?

Today’s Slice question: College football season brings out the worst in graduates of what Northwest university?

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MEMO: The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. Our pick: WSU 24, UCLA 21.

The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. Our pick: WSU 24, UCLA 21.

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